IRUM has been building Romanian forestry machinery since 1969. And with its compact design, the agile TAF 690 PE skidder boasts a simple construction, excellent performance and low running costs, benefiting from all of the IRUM experience and know-how. The 690 PE is the result of the upgrade/facelift project of the reliable 690 OP, a machine that has stood the test of time, but to which a series of technical, ergonomic and aesthetic improvements and innovations were added. Thus, the new 690 PE is a great example of the fact that simplicity does not necessarily have to mean outdated technology and modest equipment, points underlined by the Perkins engine coupled to a 5+1 Eaton gearbox, as well as the Sauer-Danfoss power steering system. If what you are after is classic and compact skidder that offers low running costs, as well as the latest innovations in the area of forestry machinery, then IRUM’s new TAF 690 PE skidder is the ideal tool for the job.
The 690 PE’s engine is a Perkins 1104C-44T unit (4 cylinder turbo diesel), and is part of the British manufacturer’s new line of engines. As a market leader in industrial diesel engines, this modern Perkins unit provides up to 34% more torque compared to the previous model, improved noise level and reliability, as well as up to 6% better fuel economy. Furthermore, the 690 PE’s engine has been lowered compared to its predecessor for improved stability and better u-joint alignment.
Other features include a pneumatic braking system and a fixed shield with adjustable pulleys, while the axles and the 2.5 ton winch come from our own IRUM development center. The ROPS (roll over protection system) certified cabin offers excellent comfort and good protection from the elements in any season. Furthermore, compared to its predecessor, the 690 PE’s instrument panel has been re-designed for better ergonomics, and the operator’s seat has added comfort.
IRUM’s TAF 690 PE is an agile and capable skidder that boasts a compact design, low operating costs, robustness and exceptional performance, ready to impress in any type of forestry work.